Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) is a division of the Socio-Legal Information Centre (SLIC), is a non-profit legal aid and educational organization, registered under the Registration of Societies Act, 1860, Indian Public Trust Act, 1950 and the Foreign Contributions (Regulation) Act, 1976.
Widely recognized as a Human Rights Organisation, HRLN is a collective of dedicated lawyers and social activists with its presence across all Indian States. HRLN uses the legal system to strengthen human rights across India and envisions an egalitarian social system.
In addition to pro bono legal services and public interest litigation, HRLN engages in legal advocacy both inside and outside of the courts including conducting legal workshops, investigations, publishing “know your rights” materials and participating in campaigns.
HRLN has played a leading role in collaborating with social movements, human rights and development organizations, to work for the rights of poor, marginalised individuals and indigenous groups. HRLN has devoted itself to challenge oppression, exploitation and discrimination on the grounds of caste, gender, disability, age, religion, language, ethnic group, sexual orientation, and health, economic or social status.
- Breaking: ‘Sex With a Minor Wife is Rape’, Supreme Court Rules
- India girl ‘raped by teachers’ critical after abortion
- HRLN represents 13-year old rape victim who is granted an abortion at 31 weeks by the Supreme Court
- Baby born to woman who was denied permission to abort dies
- HRLN receives positive order from the Patna High Court regarding quality of healthcare in Bihar prisons